Phil Sayer, the man behind the voice of London Underground's most iconic phrase Mind the Gap, has died

 
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The man who voiced London Underground's most famous phrase - Mind the Gap - has died aged just 62.

Phil Sayer, who originally worked as a BBC presenter, died on Thursday of cancer.

Following a career at the BBC, in which he worked on BBC GMR and regional TV news, he and his wife Elinor Hamilton set up a company as voice-over artists.

The company said on Facebook: "Phil Sayer - voice of reason, radio, and railways. A dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

"We are sorry to announce that this service terminates here."

Londoners have heard his voice every day without knowing his name, but tributes have already starting pouring in with people praising his "fantastic voice".